Unit Of Orthodontics

Part of the department of Craniofacial Growth and Development


The unit of Orthodontics is part of the department of Craniofacial Growth & Development and carries out specialist orthodontic treatment for both children and adults.

We have a special expertise in caring for patients with severe malocclusions, especially those requiring complex multidisciplinary care and for which we have a world-wide reputation, including dental-facial and craniofacial deformity, hypodontia, and combined orthodontic / prosthodontics and paediatric care.

There are strong links with Great Ormond Street Hospital and University College Hospital.

World Class Education

The unit is one of the largest postgraduate training centres in Europe and provides high quality teaching and training in both the clinical and research skills demanded of contemporary orthodontic specialists.

Students are exposed to a wide range of treatment modalities and appliance systems.

Research Interests

The unit’s research interests are closely allied to the Institute’s research themes and include:
● studies of craniofacial muscle adaptation and the tissue engineering of craniofacial tissues
● health services research, especially relating to quality of life and other patient related outcome measures
● the development and testing of novel orthodontic biomaterials.


The unit offers the following postgraduate courses:

MClinDent in Orthodontics and
MClinDent (Advanced Training) in Orthodontics

Staff and Contact

Unit Head: Professor Nigel Hunt
UCL Eastman Dental Institute
256 Gray's Inn Road
London WC1X 8LD
Tel. +44 (0)20 3456 1239
Fax. +44 (0)20 3456 1238
Email. n.hunt@ucl.ac.uk

Unit of Orthodontics academic staff

Study at UCL Eastman Dental Institute